Morning Reading List 07.16.09

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What we know and what we’re reading this Thursday morning…



Senator John Kerry (D-MA) on the future of newspapers in The Hill: “There also is still some question of whether online journalism will sustain the values of professional journalism, the way the newspaper industry has for decades. And will the emerging news media be more fragmented by special interests and political partisanship?” Senator Kerry chairs the Senate Subcommittee on Communications, Technology and the Internet, which held hearings on the future of journalism last month.

E&P: A Hearst-wide investigative project that includes participation from seven of the chain’s newspapers, as well as many of its television stations, is set to be published in less than two weeks, according to editors.

We already have a Newseum so does WaPo need a museum too? One isn’t in the works, but MarketWatch’s Jon Friedman imagines one here.


How was it covered– yesterday’s shooting on Capitol Hill.

ABC News political commentator Cokie Roberts will be the recipient of the 2009 WNBA Inspiration Award.

Check out CNN’s Christiane Amanpour’s Harper’s Bazaar makeover.


Twitter was hacked.

NEWS NOTES has used Sarah Palin’s WaPo op-ed as a fundraising tactic. Greg Sargent notes that this tactic has brought in more than $100,000 in 24 hours.

More than 100 journalists from nearly 50 countries, including Christiane Amanpour, Mariane Pearl, Ted Koppel and Tom Friedman, have sent a petition to the Iranian government calling for the release of Maziar Bahari, the Newsweek reporter held hostage in Iran.

HAT TIPS: mediabistro, Politico

JOBS after the jump…


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